(Coach & all the connections that go along with winning the Rags to Riches Stakes / Photos by Holly M. Smith)

Editor’s Note:

It was a little bit foggy and a little bit chilly on Sunday afternoon.

But it sure did warm the heart to see our very own Holly M. Smith back doing what she loves the most and does the best — capturing the heart and soul of Thoroughbreds running in all their glory.

She caught a few other things, too.

Like children playing and yelling and cheering.

Like riders masked up and ready to go.

Like horses ready to rare up and ready to fire up.

Like Churchill Downs of yesteryear and the glorious Churchill Downs that we all love and cherish.

Here’s Holly’s looks.

They are priceless.

Welcome home, Holly.

Welcome back, Churchill Downs.